Tag Archive: quentin tarantino

The Use of Music in Chungking Express

Popular music figures heavily into the viewing experience of Wong Kar-wai’s 1994 romance Chungking Express, particularly in the second half of the film, which concerns the relationship between the cop and Faye. An… Continue reading

Revenge in Kill Bill and The Count of Monte Cristo

The two-part martial arts film Kill Bill follows the story of Beatrix Kiddo (alias The Bride) as she journeys to get revenge on a group of people who ambushed her at her wedding. One… Continue reading

Allusions to Popular Culture in True Romance

Quentin Tarantino, screenwriter of Tony Scott’s 1993 action film True Romance, is known for cramming his scripts chock full of pop culture references. True Romance is itself something of a pop culture movie.… Continue reading

The Father/Son Bond in Reservoir Dogs

Mr. White and Mr. Orange share a unique bond that is not experienced by any of the other suit-clad criminals in Reservoir Dogs. In a subtle way, director Quentin Tarantino creates a father/son… Continue reading

Static and Dynamic Characters in Pulp Fiction

The 1994 masterpiece Pulp Fiction features several characters who, to borrow a phrase from Jules Winnfield, undergo “transitional periods.” Interestingly, the two characters who exhibit the most internal change, Butch Coolidge and Jules… Continue reading